April 28, 2023

  • Overnight road closures for six nights from Monday 22 May, excluding weekends

The A1 is set to benefit from carriageway improvements, with Transport Scotland’s operating company, BEAR Scotland, planning six nights of works.

Resurfacing works are planned on the A1 at Bankton Junction between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00 each night from Monday 22 until Friday 26 May. Traffic counter reinstatement works are planned on Monday 29 May between the hours of 19:30 and 0600.

The A1 will be closed Northbound while the works takes place. The diversion is off at Abbotsview junction, following the A199, A6137,B1377,A198 and will rejoin the A1 at Bankton NB onslip.  This will add approximately two miles and eight minutes to affected journeys.

Emergency services will be given access through the works at all times and local access for residents within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A1 and will greatly improve the experience for motorists.

“It is essential for safety that we close the road during these works, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight to minimise the impact.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience and understanding. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement or cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.